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copying my blog content

  1. i want to have a back up of my content on a different private blog but still have the current blog running. what do i do?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. thistimethisspace

    Register a blog and set it to private.

    Then create XML export files periodically and import them into it.

    1. Log into the Main blog, go to Tools → Export, and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
    2. In the Backup blog, go to Tools → Import → WordPress, and upload the file you downloaded in step 1. After you upload the file, you can choose the option to Download & import file attachments if you want to move your media files.
  3. if i export content from the main blog, it's not that the content will disappear from my blog right?

  4. thistimethisspace

    An export file is a copy of content only.

  5. phewks! it worked! thanks so much! last question, will i need to be exporting from time to time or since i didn't put an end date, will future posts automatically be exported?

  6. thistimethisspace

    When you do the next import the software will recognize which posts are new and add them.

  7. okey thanks again! you've been really helpful- you have no idea how much! :-)

  8. thistimethisspace

    You're welcome and best wishes.

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